The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology

The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology

By: Lenore Manderson (editor), Elizabeth Cartwright (editor), Anita Hardon (editor)Hardback

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The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology provides a contemporary overview of the key themes in medical anthropology. In this exciting departure from conventional handbooks, compendia and encyclopedias, the three editors have written the core chapters of the volume, and in so doing, invite the reader to reflect on the ethnographic richness and theoretical contributions of research on the clinic and the field, bioscience and medical research, infectious and non-communicable diseases, biomedicine, complementary and alternative modalities, structural violence and vulnerability, gender and ageing, reproduction and sexuality. As a way of illustrating the themes, a rich variety of case studies are included, presented by over 60 authors from around the world, reflecting the diverse cultural contexts in which people experience health, illness, and healing. Each chapter and its case studies are introduced by a photograph, reflecting medical and visual anthropological responses to inequality and vulnerability. An indispensible reference in this fastest growing area of anthropological study, The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology is a unique and innovative contribution to the field.

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About Author

LENORE MANDERSON is Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and Professor of Anthropology at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Brown University, USA. ELIZABETH CARTWRIGHT is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Hispanic Health Projects and the Latino Studies Program at Idaho State University, USA. ANITA HARDON is Professor of Health and Social Care at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and Dean of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Contents

INTRODUCTION: SIGN POSTS Lenore Manderson, Elizabeth Cartwright and Anita Hardon 1. CHANGING CHILDHOODS Lenore Manderson, Elizabeth Cartwright and Anita Hardon 1.1 Children with diabetes (Christine Dedding) 1.2 Rare diseases in children in Italy (Alice Larotonda) 1.3 Autism spectrum disorder in Vietnam (Vu Song Ha) 1.4 Children's idioms of distress (Ria Reis) 2. SEXUALITY AND TECHNOLOGY Anita Hardon, Lenore Manderson and Elizabeth Cartwright 2.1 Feminizing the body (Panoopat Poompruek, Pimpawun Boonmongkon and Thomas E. Guadamuz) 2.2 Body, sex, and diet in Mozambique (Arianna Huhn) 2.3 Empowerment and the use of vaginal microbicides (Robert Pool) 2.4 Donating semen in Denmark (Sebastian Mohr) 3. THE SOCIALITIES OF HIV Anita Hardon, Lenore Manderson and Elizabeth Cartwright 3.1 Freedom Corner (Emmy Kageha Igonya and Eileen Moyer) 3.2 Chronicle of a Mosotho boy (Ellen Block) 3.3 Coming of age on the streets (Thomas Stodulka) 4. STRESSES IN EVERYDAY LIFE Anita Hardon, Elizabeth Cartwright and Lenore Manderson 4.1 A cold of the soul (Junko Kitanaka) 4.2 Psychoanalysis in Buenos Aires (P. Sean Brotherton) 4.3 Promoting smoking in Indonesia (Mark Nichter and Mimi Nichter) 5. BODILY RESISTANCES Elizabeth Cartwright, Anita Hardon, and Lenore Manderson 5.1 Rebellion and co-morbidity (Megan Wainwright) 5.2 Relatedness in anorexia (Megan Warin) 5.3 Governing by complaint (Jessica Mulligan) 6. THE CHRONICITY OF ILLNESS AND DISEASE Lenore Manderson, Elizabeth Cartwright and Anita Hardon 6.1 Mass drug administration for neglected tropical diseases (Tim Allen and Melissa Parker) 6.2 Diagnosis and the punctuated life-course (Carolyn Smith-Morris) 6.3 Amputated identity (Narelle Warren) 6.4 Facing up to breathlessness (Marjolein Gysels and Irene J. Higginson) 7. WAYS OF CARING Elizabeth Cartwright, Anita Hardon and Lenore Manderson 7.1 Care, self-management and the webcam (Hilde Thygesen and Jeanette Pols) 7.2 E-care in Kerala (Tanja Ahlin) 7.3 Illnesses without a cause (Gesine Kuspert Hearn) 8. ENDINGS Lenore Manderson, Elizabeth Cartwright and Anita Hardon 8.1 Becoming old and frail in coastal Tanzania (Piet van Eeuwijk and Brigit Obrist) 8.2 Alzheimer's disease in urban Brazil (Annette Leibing) 8.3 Caring for corpses in Singapore (Ruth E. Toulson) 9. MARKETING MEDICINE Anita Hardon, Lenore Manderson and Elizabeth Cartwright 9.1 The compounding pharmacy in Brazil (Emilia Sanabria) 9.2 Policing 'counterfeit medication' (Julia Hornberger) 9.3 How a lifestyle product became a pharmaceutical specialty (Laurent Pordie) 9.4 Cosmopolitan phytoremedies in Senegal (Alice Desclaux) 10. THE ANTHROPOCENE Elizabeth Cartwright, Lenore Manderson and Anita Hardon 10.1 Inuit health in a changing Arctic (Noor Johnson) 10.2 Environmental pollution and allergies (Roberta Raffaeta) 10.3 Reading the environment (Ben McMahan) 10.4 Disastrous recovery (Vincanne Adams) 11. GLOBAL VULNERABILITIES Elizabeth Cartwright, Lenore Manderson and Anita Hardon 11.1 Medical travel (Andrea Whittaker and Chee Heng Leng) 11.2 Health care along the US/Mexico border (Heide Castaneda) 11.3 "I haven't paid this karma yet" (Susann Huschke) 12. WAR, VIOLENCE AND SOCIAL RESPONSE Lenore Manderson, Elizabeth Cartwright and Anita Hardon 12.1 Honduras: Practicing wartime healing (Adrienne Pine) 12.2 Does Sgt Pearson have PTSD? (Alexander Edmonds) 12.3 Life in a state of fear (Meagan Wilson) 12.4 Exhuming the disappeared (Rachel Carmen Ceasar) 13. GENES, KINSHIP AND RISK Anita Hardon, Lenore Manderson and Elizabeth Cartwright 13.1 Direct-to-consumer genetic testing in China (Suli Sui and Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner) 13.2 Harvesting umbilical cord blood (Simonetta Cengarle) 13.3 Genetics, childhood development and kinship (Janice McLaughlin) 13.4 Suicide and the epigenetic turn (Stephanie Lloyd) 13.5 Techno-benefits and social risks (Barbara Herr Harthorn) 14. HOW THE LOGICS OF BIOMEDICAL PRACTICE TRAVEL Elizabeth Cartwright, Anita Hardon and Lenore Manderson 14.1 Humanistic obstetrics in Brazil (Eugenia Georges and Robbie Davis-Floyd) 14.2 Entrepreneuring barren grounds (Trudie Gerrits and Viola Horbst) 14.3 Surgery and the cultural politics of global health (Adia Benton) 14.4 'Safe burials' and the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone (Raphael Frankfurter) 14.5 Doctors Without Borders and the global emergency (Peter Redfield) VITAL SIGNS: MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY Lenore Manderson, Anita Hardon and Elizabeth Cartwright

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/05/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781138015630
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9781138015630
  • weight: 861
  • ISBN10: 1138015636

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